Made with Melon

Today we’re taking a look at honeydew and cantaloupe recipes, a perfect summer treat!



Honeydew fizz

Honeydew granita spritzer

Kiwi honeydew limeade

Honeydew agua fresca

Honeydew mint and lemon thyme mojito

Honeydew cucumber mojito

Honeydew basil nojitos

Honeydew coconut cocktails

Honeydew smoothie

Honeydew tropic freeze


Honeydew cucumber soup

Melon berry bowls

Far east shrimp cocktail with honeydew granita

Cucumber honeydew salad with feta

Mexican honeydew salad

Slightly pickled honeydew with herbs

Honeydew and cream ice pops with pistachio

Cantaloupe and honeydew gelatin



Cantaloupe yogurt drink

Cantaloupe coconut water

Cantaloupe infused water

Cantaloupe martini


Creamy cantaloupe custards with mixed berries

Cantaloupe granita

Cantaloupe and tarragon sorbet

Watermelon and cantaloupe kanten

Chilled cantaloupe soup with tarragon syrup

Cantaloupe and mozzarella with prosciutto and basil

Grilled fish with spicy cantaloupe cucumber salad

Corn and cantaloupe chopped salad

Smoky sweet and sour cantaloupe

Gnocchi, cantaloupe and feta salad

Green tea and honeyed cantaloupe soup

Melon and hibiscus gelato

What are your favorite ways to eat melon?

Shrimp Specialty

Today we’re taking a look at a summer favorite, shrimp! 

Chipotle beer and butter shrimp foil pack

Hot shrimp dip

Coconut shrimp

Pork and shrimp Asian dumplings

Garlic shrimp

Shrimp roll

Shrimp burgers

Sesame shrimp

Shrimp stew

Shrimp jambalaya

Shrimp chowder

Shrimp and cheese crisps

Ginger soy shrimp

Shrimp and sausage boil

Cajun shrimp and sausage stir fry

Southwestern shrimp

Garlic shrimp and crab tacos

Linguini with shrimp scamp

Grilled herb shrimp

Fried shrimp

Shrimp fra diavolo

Shrimp and crab au gratin

Shrimp puffs

Spitfire shrimp

What’s your favorite way to cook and eat shrimp?

Polenta Picks

Today we’re looking at something that not everyone is familiar with or has tried: polenta.  If you’re not familiar with polenta, it’s cornmeal that’s been boiled and then baked, fried or used in some other way in a recipe.  Let’s take a look at some sweet and savory options.


Polenta asiago bread

Polenta croutons

Herbed polenta

Polenta fries

Polenta lasagna

Soft cheesy polenta

Polenta squares with prosciutto

Tian provencal with polenta

Polenta stuffed peppers

Polenta toad hole

Baked polenta sausage and artichoke hearts

Pork tenderloin with Swiss chard and polenta

Sweet and fiery polenta fries


Pumpkin ginger polenta with stewed fruit and marscapone cream

Italian polenta cookies

Polenta grape cake

Lemon polenta cake

Rosemary polenta cake

Breakfast polenta with figs and marscapone

Polenta almond cake

Golden sweet polenta with blood oranges

Polenta quick bread with lemon and thyme

Cherry polenta cake

Sweet polenta pudding topped with red wine poached pears

What’s you’re favorite way to eat polenta?

Pineapple Picks

I’m super excited for summer so today I’m sharing a taste of the tropics: pineapple recipes!

Sweet and Savory:

Pineapple salsa

Hawaiian pizza

Caramelized pineapple

Spicy pineapple salad

Jerk pineapple pork chops

Baked goods:

Taste of the tropics cake

Pineapple upside down scones

Coconut pineapple thumbprint cookies

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple tarts with ginger miso

Pineapple bread pudding

Mango pineapple buckle

Pineapple carrot cupcakes

Pineapple and macadamia nut shortbread

Pineapple banana crepas de cajeta

Pineapple filled macaroons

Gingered mango pineapple crisp in crunchy wonton cups

Sticky honey pineapple custards

Drinks and cold treats:

Pineapple floats

Pineapple and ginger smoothie

Plum and pineapple sangria

Spiced pineapple cocktail

Pineapple mint daiquiris

Pineapple berry fizz

Pineapple parfait

Chilled pineapple mousse with pistachios

Pineapple pops

Pineapple coconut gelato

Gluten Free:

Pineapple upside down cake

Mango pineapple crumble

Banana, coconut, and white chocolate chip muffins

What’s your favorite pineapple recipe?

Crazy for Kabobs

As we get closer to the summer and grilling season, today we’re looking at some kabob recipes and ideas, both sweet and savory.


Grilled chicken and peach

Chicken and red onion

BBQ chicken kabobs with potatoes and summer squash

Greek chicken

Lemon sage pork chops

Brine-cured pork kabobs with jalapenos and pineapple

Curried lamb kabobs with cherry tomatoes and red onions

Beef and broccoli

Fontina stuffed meatball kabobs

Blue cheese burger kabobs

Antipasto kabobs

Grilled bread and veggie

Baby potato

Tomato kabobs


Scallops with beets and prosciutto

Swordfish kabobs

Salmon kabobs with cucumber feta salsa

Tuna with marinated baby artichoke

Ginger tuna kabobs

Thai tuna kabobs

Grilled fish with cherry tomatoes

Halibut with zucchini and grape tomatoes

Shrimp with lemon and cilantro

Shrimp and chorizo

Spicy shrimp and sugar snap peas

Thai shrimp kabobs

Shrimp boil on a stick

Sweet shrimp kabobs


Grilled plums

Spicy melons

What do you like to include on your kabobs?

Baking with Bundt

Today we’re looking at popular dessert treats that can be made in a bundt pan!

Chocolate fudge bundt cake

Chocolate macaroon bundt cake

Malted chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze

Lemon bliss cake

Orange pound cake with bourbon glaze

Blueberry lemon bundt cake

Lemon ginger bundt cake

Coconut lemon cake

Peaches and cream bundt cake

Apple walnut bundt cake

Classic vanilla bundt cake

Caribbean rum cake

Sweet potato bourbon bundt cake

Coconut rum raisin bundt cake with rum caramel glaze

Zucchini bundt cake with orange glaze

Chai spiced pound cake

Black and white pound cake

Gingerbread bundt cake

Maple bundt cake

Jelly doughnut bundt cake

Mini Cakes:

Mini chocolate bundt cakes

Mini almond bundt cakes

Sticky toffee mini bundt cakes

Mini chocolate cherry bundt cakes

Gluten free:

Gluten free almond cake

Gluten free sour cream coffeecake

Gluten free citrus bundt cake

Gluten free almond bundt cake

Gluten free pecan pie bundt cake with pecan crumble and praline frosting

Snacks and Lunch:

Bundt pan jalapeno poppers

Cold cut bundt sandwich

What’s your favorite way to use a bundt pan?

Cooking with Chipotle

Today we’re looking at a spicy ingredient, chipotle! It’s great to add a little kick to your favorite recipe or special summer event.

Sauces and Spreads:

Chipotle mayonnaise

Chipotle marinara

Apple chipotle chutney

Maple chipotle barbecue sauce

Chipotle molasses barbecue sauce

Chipotle peanut sauce

Chipotle lime glaze

Chipotle chorizo and bean dip

A Meal with Spice:

Chipotle and rosemary roasted nuts

Chipotle cornbread

Chipotle kettle corn

Chipotle chicken

Chipotle chicken and rice

Chipotle pork posole

Apricot chipotle pork ribs

Chipotle shrimp and cheddar grits

Grilled fish tacos with chipotle cream

Chipotle sauced crab cakes

Chipotle glazed meatloaf sandwiches

Honey chipotle glazed ribs

Garlic chipotle beef kebabs

Chipotle beef tacos

Sweet potato and chipotle soup

Chipotle lime corn

Stuffed poblano peppers in a chipotle sauce

Chipotle avocado sandwich

Chipotle beef enchiladas

Chipotle butternut squash with crunchy topper

What do you enjoy adding a little spice to?